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What Is Respite Care in Tucson, AZ?

If you’re looking for respite care in Tucson, Arizona, look no further than Solterra La Cholla.

Respite care in Tucson is accessible, affordable, and can provide myriad benefits to caregivers, including the opportunity to take a short vacation, catch up on sleep, run errands, or manage other personal tasks.

What Is Respite Care?

Respite care is a service that helps give regular caregivers a short-term break or vacation from their duties. When you’re caring for someone with limited mobility, dementia, or Alzheimer’s or someone who is sick, you’re likely to be working 24 hours a day. It’s important to make sure you have time (not to mention the energy) to care for yourself too.

While respite care can be something that takes place in the home, another good choice for respite care is finding placement in an assisted living community. For starters, the senior community will have all components of care built-in and will have certified and skilled staff on hand should you need it. Generally speaking, respite care is something that can be for a short amount of time, from a few hours to a few days or even a few weeks.

What Sort of Care Is Provided with Respite Care?

Respite care support can come in various forms depending on the care needed for the individual, but it generally includes help getting in and out of bed, bathing, and dressing; eating and drinking support; and supervision of medications, physical movement or exercise, and outings out of doors, if possible. Respite care isn’t just care but also companionship. Just as their normal caregiver, respite caregivers are there to spend quality time with and care for a sick or injured individual.

Who Might Need Respite Care?

Individuals who have dementia, Alzheimer’s, diminished vision, or cancer, or those who have had a stroke may need care with their day-to-day tasks. This includes tasks at home, but also might include running errands or attending doctor’s appointments. There are various illnesses or disabilities that require around-the-clock care. Because of the demanding nature of the job, sometimes the regular caregiver needs time to rest too.

Questions to Ask About Respite Care in Senior Communities

Here is a sampling of questions you can ask the staff of an assisted living community if you find yourself looking for short-term respite care:

  • How long is respite care offered at this location?
  • Is there transportation available for outings and appointments?
  • What all is covered in the cost?
  • What sort of emergency responses do you have in place?
  • How far in advance will I need to book a respite care stay?
  • What sort of certification and training does the staff have?

At Solterra Assisted Living, we have competent, compassionate caregivers who will provide excellent care for your loved one. Our staff members are skilled and certified to provide top-notch care in a kind, welcoming, and comfortable place. For any questions about respite care in Tucson, don’t hesitate to contact us today.